The Artist Who Dressed As She Pleased

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Rosa Bonheur dressed in trousers when women were still trussed in corsets. She required permission from the prefect of police to do so, but she was unapologetic about her choices. She lived her… Continue reading

The American Riverboat

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As early as 1811, steamboats began to navigate the inland rivers of the United States. Most notably, the Mississippi River, which ran from Minnesota to New Orleans, and the Missouri River, which intersected… Continue reading

America’s First State Chartered University

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In 1784, the former thirteen British colonies, now American states, were still reveling in the wonder of having defeated the most powerful military and naval force in the world less than a year… Continue reading

The Anatomist and the Body Snatchers

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The longer I look at the 1830s, the more I am fascinated by the collision of science, commerce, and social change. There are few colorful characters from that period that exemplify these more… Continue reading

Tar Heel Nation

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In honor of my new home, North Carolina, I decided to dig into why the state is known as the “Tar Heel” state. I had heard a story years ago, something about slaves… Continue reading

The World’s First Women’s College

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As an author of historical fiction, it is a good thing I enjoy research, which sometimes takes almost as much time as the actual writing of the novel. I am presently in full… Continue reading

A Few Wise Men

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One question is, how many? Last week Lin Manuel Miranda posted about his son’s celebration of La Víspera de Reyes, the eve of the Three Kings’ Day to social media. He introduced me… Continue reading

The Great Fire of Edinburgh

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  Most people have heard of the Great Fire of London, but the Great Fire of Edinburgh might be more significant, since it heralded in the modern era of British firefighting. Edinburgh in… Continue reading

From Our Homes to Yours

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The History Imagined team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May the remainder of 2017 and all of 2018 treat you graciously, kindly, and bless you with prosperity!!… Continue reading

Christmas WITHOUT Snow

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Christmas in my south Georgia and north Florida hometowns, like the rest of the deep South, is rarely white. The cold stuff, when it deigns to make an appearance, often arrives as sleet.… Continue reading